I remember coming across a meta-analysis that found there actually were pretty much no health differences between people who had a bunch of fiber and those who didn’t. And I’m wondering about the gas issues being reported.
@Soylent, where do we stand on the culprit of the gas for most people? The addition of enzymes did not seem to solve the problem for everyone, but I am wondering what the facts are. If most people did indeed have gas issues linked to the amount of fiber in Soylent, what is being done to reduce the amount of fiber in it?
With something evidence-driven like Soylent, the amount of fiber in it confuses me. Is there any strong evidence for a substantial benefit from 20+ grams of fiber? By “strong evidence” I mean evidence shown in meta-analyses and/or systematic reviews. By “substantial” I mean statistically significant >2% differences in relevant human outcomes. After trying a quick PubMed search, I could not find anything that looked promising. In fact, I faintly remember coming across a meta-analysis finding that there actually was pretty much no difference between people who consumed a bunch of fiber and those who didn’t.
So where is the evidence for all the fiber? If there’s enough interest, I’ll dig up the study I mentioned earlier. And please feel free to share links to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in this thread!